Reply to post: Stop calling it metadata!

Australian spookhaus busted for warrantless tap of own phones

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Stop calling it metadata!

It is data.

Calling it metadata is a way to divert our attention from the fact they are collecting bloody data.

If they spy on you and know you met Dick on Wednesday at 12, that's data, even if they don't know what you said.

If they spy on you and know you called Dick on Wednesday at 12, that's also data, even if they don't know what you said.

Metadata my arse.

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